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Old 12-29-2008, 07:57 PM   #16
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Good choices for equipment except for the servo. There are other choices out there for the money. Futaba and JR both make some affordable and reliable digital servos.
I run a Excelorin 6.5 turn in my B4 with a TekinRS Pro. It's an absolute blast to drive! It will teach you throttle control. That's for sure!
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:28 PM   #17
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Tons of great info in the responses... I would imagine that many of you are right about my motor size... the guy at the LHS said i was crazy when I asked for a 5.5 BL motor and could only talk me down to a 6.5. Maybe I should have listened more??

I know it is going to be a big adjustment from the bandit, but I think I did ok with the Pink monster at CRCRC Yesterday for my first time driving it. Uncle E turned it back to like 80% for me and I think I can do the same on my new setup until I am ready for the rest of the power.

If it ends up being too much I will just buy a slower motor... only takes a few to change anyway.

I look forward to running this bad boy this coming weekend at CRCRC and I got the pink tapers (*SP?) for the car. That is what I am told is best for that track.

Now I need to get the standby stuff listed earlier and learn how to setup the car and control it.

Should be a fun learning experience....

I can tell you that I race real cars in the summer and know that too much motor has never been enough for me in the past... throttle control as stated before makes all the difference and having the power when you need it is great!

I'll be racing novice for a while I am sure.... just glad to have a decent platform to work with.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:28 PM   #18
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i ran a 6.5 in my b4 i had to turn down the epa but then i went to a 10.5 and my lap times were way better with the 10.5
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... throttle control as stated before makes all the difference and having the power when you need it is great!
That's exactly the way I look at it.
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It will be alot of motor.

I'll put it like this. I run a 7.5 in my 4wd. want a 6.5 for big outdoor tracks in it.


10.5 or 8.5 would be best for 2wd. I suggest 10.5
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:21 AM   #21
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It will be alot of motor.

I'll put it like this. I run a 7.5 in my 4wd. want a 6.5 for big outdoor tracks in it.


10.5 or 8.5 would be best for 2wd. I suggest 10.5
7.5 seems to be the motor of choice for most in 2wd mod. I think most pros run the 7.5 as well and some the 6.5 be lets face it they drive alot better than most of us.

A 7.5 is plenty of power for mod 2wd at 99.999% of the tracks around. I know are track we only run mod but some have ran 10.5's and gone just as fast because they are smoother and therefore easier to drive consistantly.
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10.5 works well on my end. I'm not the fastest driver out there but at Bumps & Jumps for the Classic - the 10.5 in my B4 was fine for clearing the triple jump and running a few seconds a lap behind the fastest guys. A better driver than me could have run it faster too. I wouldn't mind trying a faster motor for more zip - but only if the car is setup right so the power is usable.
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